The Office of Legal Counsel provides legal advice and representation to Montana State University. The Office of Legal Counsel advises the University administration on a broad range of initiatives, policy matters, and issues. In addition, the Office of Legal Counsel oversees litigation conducted by outside counsel, conducts contract review and provides educational programs and materials on legal issues. The role of the Office of Legal Counsel is to prevent or minimize legal risks in the performance of the daily business of the University. The office is comprised of Kellie Peterson, Legal Counsel and Jennifer Glad, Associate Legal Counsel.

MSU's Legal Counsel cannot provide legal advice or representation to individual faculty, staff or students in connection with personal legal matters. 

The purpose of this website is to provide you with information about this office, the services performed by Legal Counsel, answers to frequently asked questions and links to other sources of State and Federal higher education-related information. 


All information, materials and resources available on this website are for general informational purposes only. The information provided does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. Use of this website or any materials or resources contained on this site does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader or user and the MSU or any contributors of this site. Any links to third-party websites contained on this site are provided for convenience only and do constitute sponsorship or endorsement of any third-party sites.

Readers and users of this website should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. No reader or user of this site should act or refrain from acting based on information on this site without first seeking legal advice from counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site is hereby expressly disclaimed.